Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Thursday, July 28th version of Minor League Ball Gameday. Here are some items for your discussion and consideration and edification.
****Rookies Jon Gray of the Colorado Rockies and Alex Dickerson of the San Diego Padres make an appearance in Ray Guilfoyle’s most recent Roto Roundup at Faketeams.
****Spencer Bingol at Beyond the Boxscore looks at the potential trade value of Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana.
****With Ichiro Suzuki closing in on the milestone, James Smyth at The Hardball Times looks at some of the most famous 3,000th hits in history, going back to Cap Anson.
****Also at The Hardball Times, Frank Jackson looks at the triumvirate of "teenage to middle age" pitchers: Herb Pennock, Bert Blyleven, and Mike Morgan, the only pitchers in major league history who were active in MLB at age 19 and at age 40.